The sixth episode of RaviniaTV airs this Friday, August 7, at 7 p.m. CDT on Ravinia’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The latest episode of the new series is a special tribute to Janis Joplin for the 50th anniversary of her first and only show at Ravinia, on August 5, 1970.
The episode features Terry Talbot, of the former Chicagoland band Mason Proffit, which opened for Joplin on that 1970 date, recalling his experience backstage and during the concert in an exclusive interview, as well as sharing some of the music he makes now in a performance from home. This special episode will also bring viewers a “TOPical 5” countdown of top songs recorded by artists in the “27 Club,” picked and presented by 93XRT’s Lin Brehmer.
In an extensive “Chicago’s Own” segment, Cathy Richardson, lead singer of Jefferson Starship, reflects on her many intersections with Joplin’s music throughout her music career, including touring with Big Brother & The Holding Company and starring in the off-Broadway show “Love, Janis.” Together with her local Cathy Richardson Band, the singer will also perform some of Joplin’s greatest hits to commemorate the special anniversary.
New episodes of the Exelon-sponsored weekly series are released every Friday at 7 p.m. CDT on Ravinia’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
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